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Planning to ride the rail in Europe? A presentation at Distant Lands can help



Distant Lands rail agent Susan Hickman will discuss Eurail passes and which one is the best for your trip to Europe.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.



REI experts will cover the basics of family camping, including how to get started, gear and equipment, and activities.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360.



Day hikers Jack and Betsy Northam will discuss the main Whitney trail and what it takes to successfully get to the summit in one day.

When, where: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store in Los Angeles, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Adventure 16 store in Tarzana, 5425 Reseda Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574, Los Angeles; (818) 345-4266, Tarzana.

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